Tom graduated from San Diego State University in 1982 with a degree in business marketing. He started his insurance career working as an insurance underwriter for Workers Compensation with Mission Insurance Group. After eight years of underwriting/marketing with various insurance companies Tom made a move to the insurance agency side of the business to work as a commercial insurance agent. In 1989 he joined Lawrence United Insurance Agency here in San Diego and pursued commercial business insurance sales. In 1997 Tom joined Teague Insurance as a Commercial Insurance Broker and has been a minority owner since 2003.
Tom has three grown children, Tom Jr., Colleen and Garrett. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, going to the gym, and hanging out with his friends and family.